WDW Scrapbook – 9

Right there in Liberty Square is the HALL OF PRESIDENTS. Kind of like Disneyland’s GREAT MOMENTS WITH MR. LINCOLN… but with all the top guys standing around. Funny anecdote: One tourist asked a WDW guide, “Where is the Haunted Hall of the Presidents?”

Stepping out of Liberty Square you come to the docking platform for the Liberty Square Riverboat (a steamwheeler ride with narration by Mark Twain).

Yes, that’s the Haunted Mansion back there. Also, the ferry boat to Tom Sawyer’s Island.
“Paddle faster! They’re gaining on us!”

Aw, a lovely sunset cruise down the Rivers of America. Adios!

WDW Scrapbook – 8

Wowza.  Here’s yet another page or two from my scrapbook. Today’s topic is LIBERTY SQUARE, an area that doesn’t exist at Disneyland. Get out your fife and drum and join the parade!

There, I hope you feel all patriotic now! Next up, the HALL OF THE PRESIDENTS.

WDW Scrapbook – 7

Well, it’s been three years, and I’m finally adding a new entry to this blog. Here are new scans of three pages from my old scrapbook. So, continuing with the Adventureland theme, here is the submarine ride. Unlike Disneyland (with its atomic subs), WDW features the Victorian submersible of Captain Nemo.

Next we have a collection of Jungle Cruise ride photos.

What the heck happened to Eastern Airlines?!?
Yes, you CAN see the backside of water here!

OK, that’s it for now. Tune in tomorrow (or 3 years from now) for the next installment!

Red Wings autographs

Hiya folks!

I’ve been cleaning out some old boxes, and I came across an old program from a 1963 Michigan State Fair event. State fairs used to be quite the thing back then, but I don’t think I’ve been to one since the 60’s.


Anyway, there on the front of my program were autographs I received from two hockey stars on the Detroit Red Wings team: Terry Sawchuk and Alex Delvecchio.

Autographs CU-MichStateFair'63Alex played as a center and a wing for the team, and you can see he was a fairly good-looking player.


Terry, on the other hand was the goalie…


… and this was before there were hockey masks. So here’s a photo in which all of his various injuries were portrayed at one time.


The man ended up looking like Frankenstein’s monster with more than 400 stitches on his face. However, he won four Vezina trophies, four Stanley Cups and had a reputation for being tough as nails.


More City stuff.   First, Radio City Music Hall.

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I found better renditions of some of this artwork, so I’ve replaced the poorer photocopies with clearer images.  Here is a drawing by Hugh Ferriss. “His rendering of the Hoover Dam is dramatic and abstract, in its depiction of the unusual geometry. If an alien race were to build in large, bold, opaque volumes, Ferriss would be able to capture the essence of those strange beings and their works.


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Another Ferriss rendering, this time of the Chicago Tribune Tower.


Another another Ferriss piece: The Chanin Building by Sloan&Robertson (1929) is a straightforward skyscraper modeled after the 1922 zoning laws.

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OK, there’s one more blog coming about City Reference.  Bye!